A great starter or buffet option, from Donal Skehan's Kitchen Hero series


  • 1 crispy half duck portion (available pre-cooked at most supermarkets)
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 chinese cabbage, finely shredded
  • bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced
  • juice of half a lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tblsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tblsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp seasame oil


  • Before you start, put the duck in a roasting tin (you can stick the breast on a wire rack - this way the fat will drip) and place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes at 200°C (400°F/Gas 6) or until heated through.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix the ingredients for the dressing. Add the carrot, cucumber, cabbage and spring onions, and toss to combine.
  • Take the duck out of the oven, slice thinly and add to the salad. Serve straight away.

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